At the age of 12, she received a Tony nomination for her performance in “High Society”. At 24, she earned a well-deserved Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for “Up in the Air”. This Fall, “Pitch Perfect” star Anna Kendrick, now 31, is involved in several high-profile entertainment projects:
She’s among the star-studded ensemble of director John Krasinski’s, “The Hollars”, which opened in NY/LA on Aug. 26 and is expanding to more cities throughout September. In the indie dramedy, Kendrick plays the pregnant girlfriend of Krasinski’s character (also named John).
Kendrick’s summer comedy, “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”, co-starring Zac Efron, Adam Devine and Aubrey Plaza, comes out on DVD Sept. 27.
On Oct. 14, she joins Ben Affleck in the drama “The Accountant”. She recently told People, “[Affleck is] very smart and very funny and is definitely a practical actor. He comes to work to get his job done and to make the best movie possible but is still really normal-sauce off-camera.”
In DreamWorks Animation’s musical adventure “Trolls”, opening Nov. 4, Kendrick voices lead character Princess Poppy. She and co-star/musical producer, Justin Timberlake, have already done a lot of promotion for the film, including an appearance at Comic-Con in July.
And while you’re catching other films from now until the end of the year, you’ll likely see a trailer for Kendrick’s Jan. 2017 film, “Table 19”, which is about a group of random people seated together at a wedding reception table.
However, Kendrick’s most-anticipated release of the Fall isn’t a film, but rather her first book, an “autobiographical collection of essays” entitled, Scrappy Little Nobody, due out Nov. 15.
Expect a load of social media involvement from Kendrick, including plenty of Tweets to her 5.74 million Twitter followers. With so much going on, it’s no wonder her star-status continues to go “Up”.